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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 49. Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld (biog. vol. 5), Lausavísur, 18 [Vol. 1, 829]

[3] tegask ‘show themselves ready’: So (with minor variations) read the mss of the sagas of Óláfr helgi, and the reading is adopted in Fbr 1852, 108, Skj B and Skald (see also Finnur Jónsson 1912, 44), while the Fbr mss read skal ‘shall/intends to’. Tegask, being the lectio difficilior, would appear to be the more original reading. It may be, however, that the two are oral variants.


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